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RP Live: Putin's Russia with Esha Krishnaswamy
Episode 27320th April 2024 • Macro N Cheese • Steve D Grumbine MS, MBA, PMP, PSM1, ITIL
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This week’s episode is the audio track of a recent webinar with historian Esha Krishnaswamy. Esha is now living in Russia to research and write a people’s history of the Soviet Union.

The discussion begins with the story of the First World War and the Bolshevik Revolution. The formation of the USSR as a proletarian state shook the capitalist nations of the West to their core. As a result, the Soviet Union was regularly under threat economically, militarily, as well as propaganda warfare.

Esha talks about the history of the Soviet Union and its ultimate dissolution against the will of the majority. She delves into the impact of its fall on various countries and the global economy. She looks at the shock doctrine years of Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s and the effects of such extreme austerity and privatization on the average citizens. She then goes into the Putin era and the move towards social democracy.

Finally, she touches upon NATO, the IMF, and the war in Ukraine.

Esha Krishnaswamy is a writer and media critic, whose focus is on history, foreign policy, and Modern Monetary Theory. She hosts and Late Nights with Lenin.

Find her work at historicly/

@eshaLegal on Twitter



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